Saturday, March 20, 2010

Dinner, conversation and thoughts

Last night Ramiah and I were able to get out and catch a bite to eat.  We don't usually get time to ourselves and we just wanted to catch up.  We chose to go to our local dinner, who by the way has great french fries, with mozzarella and gravy!.  While eating a table was sat next to us who had an older boy.  I could tell that he had special needs, but could not put my finger on it.  I watched him look at is reflection in the window and make faces at himself while the rest of the table held their own conversation.  I wondered how old he was, where he went to school, how old he was when he started to walk, and had so many other questions.  its not polite to go up to strangers and ask questions. Without having Walker with me, I was not easily identified as being a "special kids mom".  I wonder if other parents want to do that as well? Do people look at Walker and have lots of questions but are afraid to ask? How can I promote them to come up and ask? I don't mind... really.  I would rather answer questions and have them interact with Walker then shy away, afraid to offend me. How can I do this? A fellow blogger wrote about giving her daughter a name tag and i was thinking of doing the same: "Hi My name is Walker, I don't speak but I like to meet new people and hear funny noses." 


  1. We don't have a name tag for Jack...but I always feel the same way as you if I happen to be out without him. I always wonder what another mom would think if I just gave her a hug, or blew kisses at her child...and I daydream about the future too...I think it's natural. Well, at least I hope it is!

  2. I think that is a great idea. I have always believed that the universe blesses us with challanges because there is a lesson we need to learn or to teach. Yes- the universe does screw up sometimes! By encouraging people to interact w/ Walker it can only increase the opportunites for him to learn about the world and the world to fear differences less. He is special special boy with special parents.